Rent case in 1922

DUNDEE COURIER WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER 1922

DUNFERMLINE SHERIFF AND RENT CASE

“This is a question which is coming up in all the Courts,” was the remark of Sheriff Umpherston at Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday, in reference to a rent case which came before him.

Thomas Fotheringham, Main Street, Cairneyhill, sued Peter Hogg, miner, Main Street, Cairneyhill, for ¬£4 7s, in respect of two quarters’ rent.

Mr J N Wilson, solicitor, of Messrs Gorrie & Davidson, Dunfermline, who appeared for pursuer, said that defender had paid the increase in rent since 1920, but when the House of Lords decision in the Kerr v Bryce case became known he had refused to pay.

Sheriff Umpherston said that in some Courts such cases were being continued, but he observed that in one place such an excuse was not accepted, and decree of ejection granted. His Lordship, however, decided to continue the case till January.

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